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Vintage Red Kitchen Scale & The Key To My Heart

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Vintage Red Kitchen Scale & The Key To My Heart

Valentines Day Craft Project

Almost Friday!

The middle of January.

Can you believe it? Me neither.

I start back to college next Tuesday.

But till then…I’m making hearts and “love stuff”.

I made the framed heart Tuesday and found the kitchen scales at a local antique shop yesterday.

I planned to wait until next week to post the heart craft but after I bought the scales…..well, they’re perfect to display the key to my heart.

And I couldn’t wait to share the scales with you.


burlap project Petticoat Junktion

Sometime in the past I used the vintage gold frame and a drop cloth to create something….I think I used it with a decorative push pin and a little note.

But I’m done with that now so…..

…..enter the red burlap….

Valentine heart project Petticoat Junktion

….and a button….and a key.

I cut the heart out myself….no template.

Yes, I’m that good

This photo shows where I glued the heart and the key on with Elmer’s Glue.

White when wet but invisible when it dries….yippee!

vintage kitchen scale Pettiocat Junktion

The scales before I cleaned them.

They were priced at $12 and I thought that was a fair price.

I haven’t seen any like these before and I’m a sucker for red and white.


Vintage Red Kitcen Scale Has My Heart Petticoat Junktion

The rust and chippiness just adds character and charm.


red kitchen scales and burlap heart Petticoat Junktion

I’ve dubbed next week as “Love Week” here at Petticoat Junktion.

It will be about hearts, love, and red…..and maybe more.

Have a great day…oh yeah, how did you like the craft and the scales?

vintage kitchen scale holds the key to my heart Petticoat Junktion

I have a totally rusty kitchen scale, and I do mean totally if you would like to see it….Rusty Scale

And I have this really pretty one that is red and white but totally different than this one….Red Scale Auction Find.

Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. The heart make it looks lovable and delight. I also love Red and White combination.

  2. $12 for the scale was an excellent price. I’m a tad bit jealous! But, what a great find for you!

  3. The little burlap heart is darling! I adore old keys and that was a great little Valentine art piece. I really like the scale, I would have bought it if I saw it! School is going well with me, 20 pre-k students are a lot to handle but I have a wonderful class this year. I applaud you for returning to school, it’s tough but solo worthwhile!

  4. that’s an awwww craft, and i love the scales wow good deal huh? if memory serves me didn’t you do a tape on the floor for v-day last year or am i way off? xx